THE EVOLVING ART SHELTER
We’ve got something to add to your ‘art stops’ list but you won’t need to squeeze it into the packed schedule of Gallery Night/Day. In fact, you should visit when it’s raining.
The evolving art piece is simply known as The East Side’s signature bus shelter with adjoining business shelter on Oakland and North Avenue. It’s easy to miss now that it’s set against the backdrop of looming new development projects, most recently the new 4-story mixed-use building right across the street. Mini donuts are a staple on the corner, with the latest operator Chubby's Drive Thru adding patio seating. The bus shelter is a step away from the entrance to the Oak Leaf Trail making for an easy bus to bike connection.
Designer James Donnelly has updated the bus shelter, a labor of love since designing the original structure more than a decade ago as Milwaukee’s first bus stop of its kind. The project was part of the new East Side BID’s streetscaping project.